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Ptosis refers to a drooping eyelid, and means that an upper eyelid falls to a position that is lower than normal. If you suddenly develop a drooping eyelid, you should contact your doctor.

Because the involved eyelid may sag to the extent that it covers the pupil of the eye, it may interfere with normal vision by obscuring the upper aspect of the field of vision. In addition to the visual consequences, some patients find that a drooping eyelid has an undesirable effect on their appearance, and elect to have their eyelids raised to address the cosmetic issues associated with this problem. 

Ptosis may affect one or both eyes.

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Ptosis Treatment and Procedures

Learn about the ptosis treatment options available at the Scheie Eye Institute and find the solution that is right for you.

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